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How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum

As museums continue to generate more and more digital assets, it becomes increasingly clear how important it is to find the right Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for your institution. New digital assets are constantly added through existing Museum Collections Management Software: new additions to collections come with accompanying digital media and current collections [...]

How to Select the Right Digital Asset Management System for Your Museum2019-11-01T14:14:56-05:00

How to Select the Best Museum CMS with an RFP

Selecting a collections management system (CMS) can be a daunting task. One way to make the selection process easier is to create a detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) and send it to the suppliers you have shortlisted. This will help you compare suppliers, as well as their service and software offering. An RFP, along [...]

How to Select the Best Museum CMS with an RFP2019-09-26T08:48:22-05:00

That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap: Collective Imagination Dublin

All wrapped up! In April 2019, Gallery Systems welcomed over 100 members of the TMS family to Collective Imagination 2019, held in beautiful Dublin, Ireland. This was the 9th anniversary of the event, which takes place every 18 months, and was surely the best yet. Over 50 attendees joined us for fourteen workshop sessions, followed [...]

That’s a Wrap! Here’s a Recap: Collective Imagination Dublin2019-06-11T09:35:08-05:00

Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities for 2019

As 2019 rolls around, the start of the new year brings new museum grants and funding opportunities. You have a list of great ideas and projects that you’ve been thinking about executing, and now is the best time to figure out how to accomplish those goals. Sifting through grants takes time and it may feel [...]

Museum Grants and Funding Opportunities for 20192019-10-07T14:12:55-05:00

Resources for Small Museums

Small museums and collections have the power to make huge impacts on their community, both inside and outside of the galleries. Museum collections, large and small, pack a powerful punch, while relying on a set of collections management standards to maintain collections objects and protecting works to share with a larger community. However, small museums [...]

Resources for Small Museums2019-06-03T11:51:02-05:00

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department

All museums have three tenets that bind them together: 1. Museums acquire and preserve objects ethically 2. Museums advance the knowledge of cultures through studying those objects 3. Museums share that knowledge and their objects with their public These three tenets bind the museum community at large, and can be found within the majority of [...]

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department2019-06-11T09:55:31-05:00

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

How a new DAMS Software Upgrade is helping to Streamline Workflows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, (MFAH) was founded in 1900 and opened to the public in 1924 with a mandate to bring “art into the everyday life” of the Houston community. Today, the museum boasts the [...]

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston2019-06-11T10:31:30-05:00

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals

The start of the new year means that many annual museum grants have released their 2018 due dates, and museums can begin applying for a boost in funding. Adding new and interesting projects to your to-do list for 2018 is exciting, because it means you’re exploring new possibilities for your collection. However, it comes [...]

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals2019-06-11T10:58:11-05:00

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?

Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships. How to Start a Museum [...]

Content Strategy: Is it all About Digital?2019-09-05T15:33:20-05:00

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum

Digital engagement has changed the way audiences interact with institutions, and it’s now expected for museums to display their collection online. Digitizing objects and formatting them for the web can be time consuming and expensive. eMuseum, the award-winning digital publishing software that integrates seamlessly with TMS, helps simplify the process, and available grants can [...]

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum2019-10-07T14:21:08-05:00